Just Be Cool is a personal project of mine that I created from the ground up to help push myself as a concept artist in my free time. It's a proposal of sorts for a third-person open world game that focuses heavily on platforming, combat, exploration, and gaming nostalgia set in a post-apocalyptic depiction of the American midwest.
Over 200 years following the catastrophic destruction of a mysterious event called simply "The Big Bang" in the late 1980's, our main character Joey conducts an elaborate escape plan to flee from his culty, underground city of birth and breach the surface. Above ground he discovers a world he has never known, albeit one full of death, danger, and dust. He sets out in this new world to make a life for himself, making friends (and enemies) along the way.